Rain delays French Open

Heavy rain delayed the start of quarter-final action at the French Open on Wednesday.

Organisers said that play which had been scheduled to start at 1200GMT would not get underway before 1430GMT at the earliest.

On Court Philippe Chatrier, Sara Errani was due to face Andrea Petkovic followed by Andy Murray’s clash against Gael Monfils.

Court Suzanne Lenglen was staging Svetlana Kuznetsova against Simona Halep and then eight-time champion Rafael Nadal’s clash against David Ferrer.

The tournament lost a whole day’s play in 2000 when no action was possible at all on the first Tuesday of the fortnight.

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